For those who believe that Louisiana should rally against the federal moratorium, you might want to attend this major rally by industry and government and political giants. Here are the particulars....Rally for Economic Survival, lift the moratorium
WHAT: Rally for Economic Survival: Lift the Moratorium
WHEN: July 21, 2010
11am – 1pm
WHERE: Lafayette Cajundome
WHO: Anyone concerned about Louisiana’s economy and America’s energy security
*** The Rally is free and open to the public ***
The federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico threatens to destroy tens of thousands of jobs in Louisiana and devastate the economy in less than a year. Concerned citizens will pack the Lafayette Cajundome on July 21st to send a message to the Obama administration to lift the moratorium immediately. The Rally for Economic Survival will feature local, state and national speakers who share the same concern that the moratorium will create a seismic economic ripple effect that will negatively impact every citizen of the United States. The event is free and open to the public.
Background: The Rally for Economic Survival is an event intended to give a united voice to Louisiana citizens impacted by the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Together we will send a message to the Obama administration to lift the moratorium for Louisiana’s jobs and America’s energy future.
Quick Facts: The moratorium has done more than stopped drilling. It has brought to a standstill economic recovery in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. In one act, the Obama administration has signed the pink slips of tens of thousands of Louisiana citizens.
- Nearly 33 percent of domestic oil is produced in the Gulf of Mexico
- The oil and gas industry employs tens of thousands of people and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in Louisiana.
- The industry contributes tens of billions of dollars annually to the state’s economy.
For more information on the Rally for Economic Survival, please visit www.rallyforeconomicsurvival.com
Additional People Available for Comment on the Rally for Economic Survival and the Federal Moratorium:
L. J. "Joey" Durel, Jr.
Lafayette Consolidated Government
Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
C J McDonald
McDonald Consulting LLC
Louisiana Oil & Gas Association